by Mike –
In the post, More Classic Car Photos From Padova, Italy, Herbert Putz sent in photos of a beautiful blue Drogo Ferrari.
This motivated Stephen Mitchell to comment “The blue Drogo is a fascinating car with a mix of GTO themes and its own unique elements. There is (or was) a duplicate or replica of this body on a PF coupe in southern California that has been entirely done to GTO mechanical specs including 5-speed transmission and dry sump lubrication. I would love to have it or the one pictured here (the blue one).”
Stephen then sent these photos of this beautiful silver Ferrari he described above.
Piero Drogo was born in Italy in 1926 but spent his youth in Venezuela. He was a race car driver and eventually went into business for himself as a coach builder forming Carrozzeria Sports Cars in Modena, Italy.
Carrozzeria Sports Cars created bodywork for many different car manufacturers, including Ferrari, Iso, Bizzarrini and Scuderia Serenissima. Drogo also made his own car based on a Ferrari.
For Ferrari he made: P-type sportscars, the Dino 206S, the Ferrari 250 California and the famous 250 GTO “Breadvan”. For Bizzarrini he made some of the Bizzarrini GT 5300s.
For individuals he made modified versions of the Jaguar E-Type, the Birdcage Maserati and others.
Piero Drogo was killed in 1973 driving a Ferrari 250 GT California in a street accident, not a racing accident. He was 46 years old.
Had he lived to a ripe old age I suspect Piero Drogo would have had a much bigger impact on the car world.
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